Early March - University teaching was halted since one person had contracted the virus. Everything was forced to shut and everyone went home. 20th March - Rishi Sunak announces job retention scheme and everyone adores him. People were loving it - 'unprecedented'...'stay at home'... '80%...' 23th March - Bo Jo announces lockdown and no one … Continue reading Summer Of ‘COVID
There is one kid at Samatol, who we had regular contact with during our stay. His circumstances are interesting. He used to live and work with his aunt, but he soon became fed up because he wanted to pursue an education. So he ran away. In Mumbai, Samatol found him and now he has been there … Continue reading ‘I become rich buisnessman.’
The fieldworkers, which I will refer to as karyakartas, do the groundwork for this organisation. I had the opportunity to shadow them for two days at the beginning of my YFS journey.
First impressions really do stick in your mind and my first impression of Mumbai was 'how unclean!'. There is so much rubbish,noise pollution,air pollution and so much congestion. It also always rains and this makes the streets even messier. It shocked me to know that there are parts of Bharat which is worse and for quite … Continue reading Acceptance and Samatol’s Vision
About a week ago there were so many thoughts rushing through my mind. I felt there were too many aspects of my life where there was work that needed to be done or something to prepare for. I was aware that most of these things were conjured up due to my own high expectations but … Continue reading Post Mahashibir and Preparation
Three weeks from now I will be making my second trip to India as part of the YFS initiative. YFS (Youth for Sewa) is an internship program which takes on those of age 18-25. Then sends them to work on various sewa projects around India. The one I will be working on, is in the outskirts … Continue reading Longings, Development and Thoughts